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July 2, 2009

2nd GSG swap card


Well, this is the other card I made for the 2nd swap group I was in with my fellow GSG gals.  I signed up with Teeny Tiny Wishes and was then kind of like, hmmm....  I didn't have any great ideas for how to make it be the focal image of my card.  So, since no one had signed up for Animal Stories, I decided to do another stamped BG using a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, and pop an embossed whale from Animal Stories up on the card.  I also stamped a BG using the little whale on the card base, and added some of the yummy new Soft Suede 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon with a 5/16" Jumbo Brad in Whisper White for a little added detail, and tah-dah!  I hope they like it - making 7 of these hand-stamped sentiment BG's and cutting out the little embossed whale was NOT quick or easy!!!!!






Stamps:  Animal Stories, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Bashful Blue, Soft Suede and Whisper White CS
Ink:  Bashful Blue and Soft Suede classic ink, VersaMark
Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool, Embossing Buddy, Soft Suede 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon, Word Window and Modern Label punches, 5/16" Jumbo Brad (Whisper White), Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive


  1. Very cute! I like the little whale ... maybe I should, I dunno, mount my set? ;-)

  2. Super cute Marie!! Love how you used the sentiment throughout the card.

  3. Awww, this is totally adorable!! Great design!

  4. Wow! I'm so sorry I didn't join that second swap group now, Marie! Can't believe you cut out all those embossed whales! Very cute card!

  5. My wrist hurts just thinking about cutting out those whales. Worth it though! Beautiful and I love the background using the sentiment!

  6. this one is really cute, too! I wasn't sure about these images,but you make this one look great! tfs!

  7. Darling creation... into my FAVES it goes... for future CASEment!

    Char in So Cal


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